What is your philosophy on photography?

If you haven't guessed by now, my philosophy on photography is: it has to be fun--the planning, the production and the viewing. This doesn't mean all yuks and giggles. Tough, creative challenges are fun too. Producing a fine product is especially gratifying. Working in a creative environment with people you get along with is my vision of Nirvana. (the mental state, not the band.)

I am not one to wax poetic about the "art" of photography. I think about the wispy, whimsical qualities of images, I just don't like talking about them at length. Images should speak for themselves. If you have to explain or interpret them, then they are not doing their job.

Yes, there are themes and motifs in my work. If you notice them-- great. You may even spot some I didn't intend. Any further discussion would be pretentious. And you know, "an ounce of pretension is worth a pound of manure."

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